How to Change Your Internet Homepage

How to Set Up a static homepage

When deciding whether or not to change your internet homepage, there are certain factors that need to be considered. Some blogs may focus on money making ideas while others may have a different idea from money making. Basically, there are two types of homepages namely; The classic homepage, and the Static homepage.

In today’s edition of our weekly publications, we shall analyze the following:

  1. What does a homepage stand for?
  2. The difference between a static homepage and a classic one.
  3. Why you need to decide on which of the two homepages to switch to.
  4. The main steps that need to be taken when you want to switch from the classic homepage to the static one and vice versa.

Is a Static Homepage Profitable for Your Blog?

Whenever you click on the “Homepage” tab of your website in any of your web browsers, you’ll always find the most recent posts on your blog queued at the top of the blog page.

In most WordPress themes, it’s been set by default that your homepage displays a number of the most recent posts on your blog depending on how many you want to display on the first page of your blog.

As you build out your site, you will feel like changing the homepage setup on your site sometimes, and the options would be to either change to a static homepage or leave it as a classic one.

The kind of service you render on your blog will strictly determine whether you should set up a static homepage or leave it by default.

You also decide on how your homepage is going to look depending on what you want new visitors to know whenever they pay their visits to your blog.

Should You Choose a Static Homepage?

You may want to change your homepage from default to a static homepage if you’ve always seen it like that on many other related blogs since it’s good to learn by imitation.

Despite the fact that a lot of bloggers are switching from default to a static homepage, you may still consider some factors for which your homepage must stay at the default one.

For example, if your blogging plan is to make people quickly discover who you are, what you do on the site and for the blog to drive in tons of unique visitors, then you may choose the static homepage. The static homepage would be most profitable.

If you also have it in your blogging plans to draw every visitor’s attention to particular actions on your site like visiting your blog page, reading your content, doing a keyword research through your blog, and many more, then you should still consider choosing the static homepage.

So, if you’re planning to shift from default to a static homepage, know that you’re doing that for a cogent reason, not because a lot of people are doing it. It should be done for a particular purpose.

Consider the following factors while planning to change your homepage from default to a static homepage:

1. What Type of Homepage Would be Profitable for Your Blog

2. How do You Make Money with Your Blog?

3. How do you Create a Static Homepage?

4. What Should You Add to Your Static Homepage During Setup?

5. How Should You Give Your Static Homepage a Professional Look?

1. What Type of Homepage Would be Profitable for Your Blog

If, for instance, your blog is about affiliate marketing, the best homepage for that niche is a static one, not the default template at all. It pays for an affiliate marketing website to run on a static homepage as it sells products (Digital or physical) to the people. And, there must be a landing page on which all of the driven potential customers must first land whenever and wherever they launch the homepage of your site.

But there are some sites created to blog about different kinds of sports, hobbies, and the likes. Such sites are more promising to operate on a classic homepage, not the static one.

2. How do You Make Money from Your Blog?

As we’ve considered above what type of homepage would be profitable for your blog, you must also know that the way you make money from your blog determines which of these homepages would be most profitable.

You must also note that both the static and the default homepages might be profitable for some blogs depending on the niches, what they do on the blogs, the kind of money making system the blogs operate and a lot more.

Sometimes, it may be good to compare between your blog and other niche-related blogs to see what most related blogs are using for their business.

3. How do you Create a Static Homepage?

As simple as the first three letters of the alphabet are, so is the setup for moving from a homepage to the other.

Here are the steps in which you can set up a static homepage for your blog:

  1. Set up your new page right in your WordPress dashboard
  2. Make the new page your blog homepage

4. What Should You Add to Your Static Homepage?

While setting up your static homepage, you may want to add some content in order to make your visitors know certain things about your blog. Despite all of these, you still own the authority to decide whether or not you should add content.

Add the following to your newly created static homepage:

  1. A link that takes your visitors straight to your blog page
  2. A link to the page where visitors can read your vision statement
  3. A link that takes visitors to the “Start Here” page of your blog
  4. A link that takes visitors to the most recent posts on your blog
  5. An email subscription form through which visitors can be converted into email subscribers.

5. How Should You Give Your Static Homepage a Professional Look?

If you want to make your static homepage look professional, then using the free version of the WordPress theme may not do the job for you. You must switch to the pro version of the theme in order to have access to the pro features which are perfect enough to make your static homepage look professional to your target audience.

Conclusion

I’ve received a lot of emails from newbies and veterans asking which of the themes they should use to set up their static homepages?

And I would like to reply them in this blog post that almost all the WordPress themes you will find in the WordPress directory of blog templates would allow anyone to set up a static homepage except that some may not allow you to do so using the free versions while others allow you with free versions. So, you have all of these themes at your own disposal to bring your new static homepage to life.

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About Israel Olatunji

I am Israel Olatunji, the creator and founder of Online Business Publications; an online publishing network deliberately set up to give humanity special insights into blogging and to help veteran bloggers showcase their potentials towards building up a successful online business. I offer SEO specialist advice to blog owners and webmasters on Internet Marketing, Blogging, Freelancing, and Affiliate marketing.

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4 Comments on “How to Change Your Internet Homepage”

    1. Thanks for your comment, Akpe! To input, a logo right away on your WordPress site, log in your WordPress back office and click on the “Theme” button under the “Appearance” tab. At the top of the page, click on Site identity, and then on “Click to edit the site logo”. You are good to go by following this guide sheepishly. Thanks for the visit!

      Wish you much success,
      Israel Olatunji

  1. Hi Israel,

    Thanks for the piece! But here is my question.
    Where in WordPress does one click to set up the web page to static or default?

    1. Thanks for your relevant comment, Akpe! In almost all the WordPress themes, you are permitted to create a homepage for your blog be it a static homepage or a classic one.

      When you want to create your homepage, click on the “Add new page” button in your WordPress account dashboard. At the right sidebar, choose from the template options to set up your homepage and publish your newly-created homepage. If you have further questions on setting up your homepage, do not hesitate to get back to me.

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